Lalit Modi appears to have bitten more than he can chew. After revealing the names of the stakeholders of the Kochi franchise on Twitter, the IPL chairman is under fire from two fronts - the franchise and, more importantly, the BCCI.
The angst caused by the revelation can be gauged from the BCCI's, the parent body of IPL, reaction. In a stern e-mail, Shashank Manohar, the president, has accused Modi of "a serious breach of confidentiality clause in the agreement".
Going to the extent of calling his action as unbecoming of IPL chairman, Manohar lambasted Modi for making public statements on issues that had not been discussed by the IPL governing council.
“Your making such statements is detrimental to the interests of the board, and I propose to discuss this issue at the governing council meeting,” he wrote.
Manohar further said Modi's action had severely compromised the integrity of the governing council and Board, and asked him not to make any statements on the issue till the matter was brought up in the governing council.
The fact that Modi too has relatives holding stakes in a franchise could put him in a quandary.
Suresh Chela Ram, Modi's sister-in-law's husband, holds the largest stake in Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd.